Strengthening Capabilities for Nuclear Knowledge Preservation

30 May 2007 ? The Forschungszentrum (Research Centre) Karlsruhe, Germany, was the site of a Regional Workshop on Managing Nuclear Knowledge, which brought together 33 experts from 18 IAEA Member States from 21 to 25 May 2007. The meeting was organized within the framework of a TC Project on "Strengthening Capabilities for Nuclear Knowledge Preservation" (RER/0/0270).

During the five-day meeting, the participating experts exchanged information on implementing Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM), presented lessons learned, and reported about national experiences and good practices in the subject area. In total, the workshop participants gave 24 topical presentations and presented 15 national reports. Focusing on common needs, possible solutions and good practices in knowledge management, the aim was to make results directly applicable to the nuclear sector workplace.

The workshop participants also proposed activities within the framework of a new regional (Europe) project on "Strengthening capabilities for nuclear knowledge preservation" in 2008-2010. These proposals were based on national reports submitted by delegates in advance, and intensive discussions on three main topics: knowledge management for nuclear power, knowledge management for regulatory bodies, and knowledge management for R&D organizations.

The Workshop was held in cooperation with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the German Alliance for Competence in Nuclear Technology. The IAEA Division of Nuclear Power also actively supported this event.

Contact: A. Kosilov, Nuclear Knowledge Management Unit

Participants in the Regional Workshop on Managing Nuclear Knowledge
21 - 25 May 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany